Readers' choice: 15 most-read business updates of 2020 in Conroe, Montgomery

Lake Conroe's Margaritaville opened June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Conroe's Margaritaville opened June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Conroe's Margaritaville opened June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

1. Margaritaville prepares to open Lake Conroe resort

Located at 600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville opened in June.

2. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que announces opening date in Conroe

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Que opened at 14545 Hwy. 105 W., Conroe, on Sept. 11.

3. Miracle City, a community for Montgomery County’s homeless, breaks ground in Conroe


The groundbreaking for Miracle City took place Oct. 8 at 350 Foster Drive, Conroe.

4. The Landshark Bar & Grill to open at Margaritaville Resort

The Landshark Bar & Grill opened June 4 at 600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery, at the Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe.

5. Meals on Wheels to relocate to Conroe

This year, nonprofit Meals on Wheels Montgomery County relocated its entire facility to 111 S. Second St., Conroe.

6. Double Dough Cookies to move from Willis to Conroe

Home bakery Double Dough Cookies reopened for orders in Conroe on Feb. 17 after moving from Willis.

7. Salata Salad Kitchen to open in Conroe

Salata Salad Kitchen opened at 449 S. Loop 336 W., Ste. 600, Conroe, on Feb. 29.

8. ROUNDUP: 6 businesses now open, coming to or relocating in the Lake Conroe area

  • Open Arms Boutique opened July 25 at 3501 N. Frazier St., Conroe.

  • Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its service center at 600 Conroe Park W., Conroe, on Aug. 3.

  • Blimpie Subs and Salads will open at 9571 FM 1097, Willis, in the winter of 2020.

  • Woodforest National Bank will open its 29th Montgomery County location at 895 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, in early 2021.

  • Luv Coffee will open in the winter of 2020 at 791 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery.

  • Family First Urgent Care relocated Aug. 1 from 2101 S. Loop 336 W., Conroe, to 2510 S. Loop 336 W., Conroe, in the TransMed Center.


9. Johnstone Supply now open in Conroe

Johnstone Supply opened Jan. 20 at 800 Old Montgomery Road, Conroe.

10. Wildcat PPE now open in Conroe

Wildcat PPE opened its new headquarters at 301 S. Trade Center Parkway, Conroe, on June 22.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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